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Caribbean Message-In-A-Bottle Ends Up 10 Miles From UK
Ananova ^ | 7-26-2002

Posted on 07/26/2002 6:52:05 PM PDT by blam

Caribbean message-in-a-bottle ends up ten miles from UK home

A Kent schoolboy dropped a message in a bottle in the Caribbean only for it to wash up ten miles from his home.

Thirteen-year-old Alexi Hall was on a two-year family voyage more than 4,500 miles from Britain when he dropped the rum bottle with a note inside.

It gave contact details of a relative in English and French.

A year after he arrived home, Alexi got a call to say it had been found by a woman at Lydd on the Kent coast.

Alexi's mother Helen, from Saltwood, near Folkestone, told the Sun: "I just couldn't believe it. It's amazing."

Story filed: 08:13 Friday 26th July 2002

TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bottle; caribbean; message; uk
I must have thrown a hundred of these 'bottles' over-board in the Pacific Ocean in the mid-60's. I'm still waiting for a reply.
This kids bottle obviously rode the Gulf Stream straight to the UK.
1 posted on 07/26/2002 6:52:05 PM PDT by blam
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